October 2016 Game Release Schedule

October 2016 Game Release Schedule

It’s ramping up to the end of the year, so you know what that means: video game releases are ramping up too.

PlayStation VR is launching this October, so an assortment of VR-enabled titles are also on the way. If you’re not diving deep into the technological singularity this month, then a range of AAA releases are also there to keep you occupied, including Battlefield 1 and Gears of War 4.

As part of our current VIP Bounty, you’ll also get bonus point for following games – so make sure to add these ones too.

For a more in-depth look at upcoming games – including some we may have missed – make sure to check our supplemental “Releasing This Week” article every Monday.

Note: While this list is intended to be as comprehensive as possible, it is difficult to cover everything, especially with the growing prominence of downloadable and indie games. The dates of some releases can also shift around. If you notice anything that's missing, please let us know in the comments, or by emailing news@nzgamer.com.

October 1st

Sonic Boom: Fire and Ice



Race through this epic new adventure as Sonic, Tails, Amy, Knuckles or Sticks to stop Dr. Eggman, and an all new adversary D-Fekt. Harness the power of fire and ice to blaze through obstacles, puzzles, and freeze enemies in their tracks. Utilize Sonic's speed, Tails' flight, Knuckles' strength, Sticks' Boomerang and Amy's hammer to explore, fight and race through an undiscovered land. Compete with your friends in 2 player bot racing and unlock 6 new tracks as you collect artifacts throughout the world. Battle bosses so huge they take up both screens. Play mini games filled with challenging puzzles and time trials including a new iteration of the popular Sea Fox.

October 4th

Rocksmith Remastered Edition


PS4, Xbox One, PC

Rocksmith Remastered is the fastest way to learn guitar. Join over 1.5 million people who have learned to play guitar with the award-winning Rocksmith method.

October 7th



PS4, Xbox One, PC

WRC 6 is the official video game of the 2016 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) season. It includes the 14 WRC events, all the official WRC drivers and teams, as well as a wide selection of WRC 2 and Junior WRC drivers.

Mafia III


PS4, Xbox One, PC

Mafia III follows the story of Lincoln Clay, a disenfranchised Vietnam veteran, returning from combat and looking for a home and a place to belong. Orphaned as a child, Lincoln at last achieves a semblance of family with the city’s black mob, finding the surrogate father and brother he has longed for. But when Lincoln’s new family is betrayed and slaughtered by the Italian mob, he becomes fixated on revenge and wages a brutal war against the Italians, disrupting the balance of power in the seedy underworld of New Orleans. As the story progresses, Lincoln allies himself with other criminals and builds an empire and a new family of his own that transforms the city.

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Comments Comments (17)

Posted by oconnomiyaki
On Wednesday 28 Sep 2016 11:18 AM
Ugh, October is insane. I really feel bad for Rise of the Tomb Raider. It's an excellent game and I can't help but feel like it's going to get overshadowed this month when budgets start coming in to play.

For me, it's Gears of War 4 and maybe WWE 2K17 and Titanfall 2. Battlezone is making PlayStation VR awfully tempting, though! *cough*
Posted by Dodgykiwi
On Wednesday 28 Sep 2016 11:28 AM
Gears of War 4 & WWE2K17 definites for me & Dragon Quest Builders & World of Final Fantasy if I have the dollars.
Posted by predatorhunter
On Wednesday 28 Sep 2016 11:44 AM
Gears of war 4 for me expensive venture buying collecters edition elite controller and slowly paying off the console.
Posted by darklordfoamy
On Wednesday 28 Sep 2016 11:52 AM
Civilization 6 is the main one for me this month. Xenoverse 2 I'm keeping an eye on along with Shadow Warrior 2 but going to wait and see with those 2.
Posted by Outlaw213
On Wednesday 28 Sep 2016 11:54 AM
Battlefield 1 is also 18th October if you get the early enlister edition which I'm sure most people will.

Not long to go now!
Posted by CoffeeAddict
On Wednesday 28 Sep 2016 1:02 PM
Massive month for me, having difficulty in narrowing down all the VR games and like O'Connor says its a shame for Rise of the Tombraider but ill have to pick that up at a later date. So far Batman VR and VR worlds, will wait and see demos, reviews for the other ones.
Posted by drunk_monk
On Wednesday 28 Sep 2016 1:56 PM
yay the monthly and weekly updates. Thanks Keith.
Posted by ChieftaiNZ
On Wednesday 28 Sep 2016 3:20 PM
Might wanna tweak the description for Skyrim, only Xbox One is getting mods, Saying mods on consoles may confuse a few people.
Posted by temungbean
On Wednesday 28 Sep 2016 4:01 PM
WWE 2K17 for me. Both my son and myself are looking forward to it. Being able to play as The Bushwhackers will be awesome!
Posted by ALK3MiST
On Wednesday 28 Sep 2016 4:02 PM
Soo many I want but can only afford one............battlefield one lol
Posted by souljah685
On Wednesday 28 Sep 2016 7:30 PM
Lot of good games looking forward to tomb raider and battlefield
Posted by atipuss
On Wednesday 28 Sep 2016 7:38 PM
7 pages!!
-bf1 day one
-skyrim...maybe wait for pro
Dragon quest. Builders..want! :D
Not getting VR but some game looks pretty cool!!
Posted by Ron
On Thursday 29 Sep 2016 7:37 AM
So many games, not 100% on what I'll get yet though...
Posted by Coddfish
On Thursday 29 Sep 2016 11:43 AM
That's... a lot of games, even when you skip all the shooters.

-Mafia III
-Paper Mario
-Dragon Quest Builders
-Rush of Blood
-VR Worlds
-Yomawari: Night Alone
-World of Final Fantasy

And then there's the PSVR itself that I haven't been able to fully pay off yet...
Posted by kentnz
On Thursday 29 Sep 2016 1:48 PM
A great month indeed!!!
Posted by Rocky1986
On Thursday 29 Sep 2016 8:25 PM
Man thats a insane list to pick from. Enjoy everyone thats gets amongst some of these titles.
Posted by ninja
On Saturday 1 Oct 2016 9:29 PM
Massive month for gaming!! Gears of War 4 a must. Titanfall 2 and B1 will depend on how it is received but yet more remasters to spend my time on!!